Following the severe weather that the region experienced on April 3, National Weather Service damage survey teams have determined that three tornadoes touched down from Collin to Hopkins county.
Collin County received the first confirmed tornado of the night near Princeton. It was on the ground for 1.2 miles, with a path width of 40 yards. the NWS has rated it as an EF0 tornado, with max winds of 85 miles per hour. No injuries were reported with this tornado.
With the threat of winter weather moving back into the region, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for most of North Texas. The advisory is in effect from 6 a.m. Sunday morning and will last through 9 p.m. Sunday night.
A Winter Weather Advisory means that road conditions could become hazardous to drive on, so extra precaution is required when traveling.
The region is in for windy conditions on Thursday, and areas to the west of the region will experience very dry conditions as well.
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday for these areas, including Collin County. This means that any fires that start will spread quickly and could threaten property and even life.
Make sure you dispose of cigarettes properly, do not burn anything outdoors, and be mindful sparks during construction projects.
With Summer comes heat, (especially in our neck of the woods)! What are the signs of heat illness? What should you do if you see them? Here's a "survival guide" to help you and your loved ones get through this Texas heat.